New sand sculpture being built at Edgewater Mall

A 75-ton sand sculpture is being built at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi.

In front of the JC Penny entrance, artists from Sandsational Sand Sculptures are hard at work to ensure the one-of-a-kind piece is finished by Friday evening.

For more than 15 years they have traveled from Florida to Biloxi to build sand sculptures inside Edgewater Mall.

Themes from previous years include a salute to the armed forces, dinosaurs, Mardi Gras, and a fairytale theme.

The owner of the company, Jill Harris, has been sculpting sand for over 25 years and has never repeated a design. “In the sculpture, we have Old McDonald, the silo and the barn. If you look closely you might see the pickup truck in the garage. There’s going to be a lot of chickens, cows, goats, pigs, some feed bags. You might see some of those. We’ll try to hide a few things to make you look and be surprised.”

If you look closely, you’ll see a tribute to Carl the Rooster.

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